More good news regarding UFC featherweight Matt Grice has come to light, as the rugged fighter continues to recover from the car crash he was involved in last month, which left the 32 year-old with serious head trauma. A couple weeks after it was reported that Grice was responding to verbal cues and demonstrating some movement in his arms and legs, and now UFC President Dana White has relayed that doctors are even more optimistic about his recovery.
In a recent report from MMA Fighting.com, White had this to say about Grice’s improving condition:
“First they were talking about real bad things could happen. Then it was like, he might never walk again and he might never work again,” said White, who cited Grice’s wife as the source. ” Now the doctors are very positive.”
“The whole tone has changed,” White said. “He’s got a lot of work ahead of him, a lot of hard work ahead of him, but it’s looking like he might be able to pull through and get his life back.”
That’s fantastic news. Grice was sitting at a red light in Oklahoma City on September 8th, when he was rear-ended by a car and was forced to undergo brain surgery as a result.
Grice, who is also a police officer for Oklahoma City, hasn’t fought since UFC 157 in February, when he lost by split decision to Dennis Bermudez. The thrilling scrap earned both men “Fight of the Night” honors. Prior to that, at a UFC on FX card last June, Grice worked his way to a unanimous decision win over Leonard Garcia. “The Real One” is 3-2 in his last 5 bouts.
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